Four men entered a Livingston residence Thursday afternoon and tied up family members before robbing them.
Nobody was hurt.
The sheriff's office said that just after 1 p.m., Deputy Mark Taylor took a call about a home invasion in the 10000 block of Longview Road in Livingston.
When he arrived, he learned that four Hispanic males in their 30s and 40s had come into the residence, tied up family members and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.
The main victim, a 34-year-old Hispanic male, owns a business in the Atwater area and recognized two of the suspects who showed up at his door, deputies said.
After speaking with them for a short time, one of the suspects left, then reentered the house with a third suspect. Three suspects forced the business owner to the ground while one of the suspect brandished a handgun, according to Deputy Tom MacKenzie.
A fourth suspect came into the house, and they began tying up family members. Two of the suspects were armed with handguns, while the other two tied up the main victim and his wife's 54-year-old father in the living room. The suspects didn't tie up the wife, and she was able to care for the 3-year-old daughter who was in the house, MacKenzie said.
The suspects searched the house, looking for valuables. While they were searching, a 45-year-old friend of the family arrived and was forced inside at gunpoint. He was tied up with the other males.
The suspects are described as a Hispanic male in his 30s, about 5 feet 3 inches tall, 200 pounds, with short dark hair, unshaven and wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans; a Hispanic male about 34, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 220 pounds, wearing an orange shirt and also unshaven; a Hispanic male around 40, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 150 pounds with brown hair pulled back into a bun and wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans; a Hispanic male around 45, 5 feet 6 inches tall and wearing a ball cap.
The vehicle they were driving was a Ford Explorer, unknown year, white with tan on the bottom.
Taylor said the incident didn't appear to be gang-related, and none of the suspects seemed to have been involved in any gangs.
None of the victims was hurt. The Merced Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information to call (209) 385-7660.